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GOP struggles to account for E. Jean Carroll verdict against Trump

On Tuesday, New Hampshire Republican primary voters put Donald Trump on a glide path to the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, leading high-ranking Republicans to declare the race effectively over. Three days later, those GOP officials got a taste of what they will be forced to account for over the next nine months. And it reinforced how difficult that’s going to be.

U.S. reviews Venezuela sanctions as Machado blocked from vote

The U.S. government condemned a Venezuelan court ruling that blocked the leading opposition candidate from running for the presidency in elections this year, adding that it’s reviewing its sanctions policy on the Latin American nation.

Colorado voters press Supreme Court to bar Trump from return to office

A group of Colorado voters on Friday asked the Supreme Court to bar Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot, telling the justices in their brief that he is ineligible to return to the White House after spearheading the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

After two Trump wins, congressional Republicans again fall in line

Last spring, a veteran of Republican Senate leadership said that former president Donald Trump’s time had “passed by” and that the GOP needed to “come up with an alternative.” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) also questioned Trump’s ability to win a general election, arguing that the former president didn’t understand “that when you run in a general election, you have to appeal to voters beyond your base.” Less than a year later, Cornyn joined a number of remaining GOP holdouts in endorsing and rallying around Trump after his decisive victories in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.

GOP pivots on abortion stance as 2024 nears

Republican political groups and anti-abortion advocates are no longer focusing on federal abortion bans on the campaign trail, and leading GOP candidates are hedging on the issue as voters increasingly shy away from strict abortion laws.

Trump leads by wide margin in N.H. primary, Post-Monmouth poll finds

With the contest for the Republican presidential nomination now a two-person race, Donald Trump holds a clear lead among New Hampshire voters over Nikki Haley, his last remaining challenger, ahead of Tuesday's primary here, according to a Washington Post-Monmouth University poll.

Trump moves to quash hopes of Ukraine-border deal in Congress

Former president and likely Republican nominee Donald Trump is moving to quash any hopes of a bipartisan compromise on immigration and Ukraine as the Senate prepares for votes as early as next week on a possible deal.

After Trump’s landslide win in Iowa, GOP race moves to New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The GOP presidential race barreled into New Hampshire on Tuesday, with Donald Trump aiming to build on a landslide victory in Iowa, as his rivals and critics looked to regroup in a battleground seen as perhaps the final chance of slowing his march to the nomination.

Trump takes Iowa, and a big first step toward a rematch with Biden

Donald Trump won the Iowa caucuses Monday, a crucial first step in his bid to reclaim the Republican nomination for the third consecutive election as voters braved the bitter cold, looked past his mounting legal jeopardy and embraced his vision of vengeful disruption.